Night Guards in New York City, NY
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What is Teeth Grinding?
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is an everyday issue that affects many people. In many instances, individuals will grind their teeth at night without even knowing it. If you're experiencing headaches, tooth pain, inflammation, or discomfort in your neck and jaw, it's very likely you are grinding your teeth at night. To protect your mouth from the effects of teeth grinding, including deterioration of the enamel, East Village Dental Center offers customized night guards that can defend your teeth while you sleep. We create custom night guards for our Manhattan East Village patients utilizing high-grade materials to fit comfortably in the mouth and improve the nature of your sleep by diminishing jaw clenching and teeth grinding. If you would like to learn more about custom night guards, set up an appointment at our New York, NY dental practice.
Do I Need a Night Guard?
There are many signs that you may be clenching your jaw and/or grinding your teeth at night. You may wake up with pain in your jaw, a headache, and swelling in your lower face. Other symptoms include loose teeth and/or fillings, worn-down enamel on your back teeth, tooth sensitivity, and a receding gumline. Teeth grinding and jaw clenching at night are usually caused by stress but could also be brought on by a sleep disorder, misaligned teeth, allergies, or temporomandibular joint disorder (called TMD). When diagnosing your bruxism, we will try to determine the cause so your night guard can be coupled with another treatment for the best possible results.
East Village Dental Center Reviews
Update [3/23/2023]: The office manager called me and assured me they will note my concerns and look to conduct better care of patients moving forward. I felt she was sincere and have since updated my review. I hope they continue to work on their patient care / Customer service as they are a vital health care facility in the community. Updated 1/30/2023 - Not sure what’s happened at East Village Dental however I think it’s a change in the management team that handles customer service. While they have updated the way they conduct business when you call they rarely pick up the phone, they do not return calls, they don’t have an emergency line for concerns post surgery. After an uncovering I developed canker sores and called them for a follow up they told me they’d call me back and instead I went the entire weekend in pain (see attached photo at your discretion). I did use warm water and salt to soothe the area but maybe they could have prescribed something to alleviate the pain which led to several days of headaches. There was little concern about my pain/discomfort which I’m very surprised from a place that I really liked and highly recommended just 1-2 years ago. After my crowns are in place I’m not sure I’ll go to them for a cleaning letting alone any serious oral surgery. Until they get a team that’s actually concerned about the customer/Patient stay away from EVD.
Excellent communication and kind staff. I have been coming here for ten years and I’m always kindly greeted, and well informed on the treatment expected. Highly recommended if you haven’t found that dental clinic that leaves you feeling like that’s the one. They are very professional and very efficient, as well as very accommodating. Cheerio
A wonderful practice! Both in their care and bedside manner, East Village Dental Center delivers ideal experiences. They’ve been serving my family and the community at large for many years. The receptionists are so nice and welcoming. The hygienist hooked me up with a painless cleaning and the doc was lovely. One can witness how imperative the reception desk being bilingual is here and how courtesy, a smile, cleanliness and quality care are so important to the diverse demographic that surrounds this gem. It’s walking distance for me, but I’d travel here if it wasn’t! Bravo!
Let me start by saying this dental office is for the community 100%, they are transparent about pricing from the moment you talk to them unlike many dentists in the area which I appreciated! Vanessa and Christine are funny , sweet, honest and understanding ! They took my concerns and budget seriously. Never met receptionists that are compassionate until these two! They squeezed me last minute ( literally) in and the dentist whose name was Amish was so informative and explained my crown procedure. Thank you all!! See you soon !! My two sisters get services here now I see why! 💚💚💚
Let me start by saying this dental office is for the community 100%, they are transparent about pricing from the moment you talk to them unlike many dentists in the area which I appreciated! Vanessa and Christine are funny , sweet, honest and understanding ! They took my concerns and budget seriously. Never met receptionists that are compassionate until these two! They squeezed me last minute ( literally) in and the dentist whose name began with an A was so informative and explained my crown procedure. Thank you all!! See you soon !! My two sisters get services here now I see why! 💚💚💚
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How is Teeth Grinding Treated?
After we make your bruxism diagnosis, we will take impressions and digital oral x-rays so your custom night guard can be created. We will send your information to a dental laboratory where your specialized night guard will be crafted with the best materials. When your night guard is complete and sent back to us, you will come back into our Manhattan East Village office to have it fitted. We can make small adjustments so that it fits properly and comfortably. You will also be given directions on how to properly care for your night guard so it lasts a long time.
What Can I Expect After My Teeth Grinding Treatment?
For your night guard to be effective, you must wear it each night. Your night guard should minimize or eliminate the pain and dental problems created by teeth grinding, but if not, please call us so we can address other issues and try other therapies. In order to help keep your mouth and night guard in pristine condition, you should properly clean and care for both your mouth and night guard prior to and following each use. We ask that you bring your night guard to all future dental appointments so we can make adjustments or repairs as needed.
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Will Insurance Pay for Night Guards?
If you have been diagnosed with nocturnal teeth grinding or jaw clenching, part of the cost of your night guard may be covered by your dental insurance company. If you have dental insurance, our New York City dental team can contact your insurance carrier to obtain your coverage and benefits. At your consultation, we can go over our accepted payment methods as well as your costs, with or without insurance. For more affordable dental care, East Village Dental Center accepts a variety of payment methods and can help you apply for medical financing.
Combat Teeth Grinding with Custom Night Guards
Grinding your teeth can lead to discomfort and pain in the mouth, headaches, neck pain, and more. Night guards are a safe option to diminish the sleepless nights created by the annoying symptoms of jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Specialized night guards from East Village Dental Center might also advance your overall oral health and ward off future complications. If you think that this might be the remedy for you or you are interested in learning more, contact our office in New York, NY to schedule a consultation.